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Wells Cathedral

Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
01749-674483
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Wells
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is located right next to the palace, so we took a stroll over. We were just expecting another old church (which are great, don't get me wrong) but seeing the scissor arches was a fantastic surprise!

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Wells, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I'm lucky to live in Wells and I never tire of seeing such a beautiful building, it really is stunning inside and out.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful experience we had visiting this Cathedral. At the time of our visit a young lady was reading from Stations of the Cross accompanied by a young man playing a guitar and singing. He had a beautiful voice and was a pleasure to listen to. Well done.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was one of our top cathedrals we visited. They do request a donation in order to take pictures, but it is totally worth a few pounds! Absolutely breath taking! They were tuning the organ when we were there and it was a very powerful feeling...gave you chills!! :) Highly recommend for a visit!

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Devon
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13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took our grandchildren aged 8 and 6 to the cathedral and they were totally "blown away" by the experience. We didn't expect the friendly and professional welcome or the inclusion of the children into the visit. The informative quiz was excellent and everyone seemed keen that we got the most out of our visit. If you are in the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The cathedral's lovely, but trips to Wells are marred by the sorry state of toilet facilities in the city's coach park. If you need a loo, make your trip to Wells a short one!

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Poole
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

When you walk round this place you feel the peace of many years of history and religion, oozing from every stone. A very Calming place and so interesting

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UK
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39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Beautiful architecture and history, absolutely worth a visit and a stroll around. Donation for entry.

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essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was the first time I had been inside the cathedral and it was beautiful. There is no admission charge but donations can be made. There is an unusual clock inside and I would recommend staying to watch it chime and see what happens. A lovely place to visit.

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Warwickshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We were overawed at the beauty of the setting and also the interior architecture of the ctahedral - particularly the scissor arch. The Undercroft was laid out well and gave a good history and we were fortunate to have a girl's choir rehearsing as we strolled around. Also good to see that donations rather than a fixed charge were encouraged.

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